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Senedd project timeline

1998 - 2001

 

 

The Secretary of State for Wales announced the location for a new debating Chamber for the National Assembly for Wales, and an international competition to design the building was won by Richard Rogers.

2002

 
 

 

A fundamental review of the building project was held, and an invitation to tender issued for the revised design and build contract.

2004

 
 

 

The year began with work on the plenum slab and supporting walls; by the end of the year the stunning roof was raised and the Senedd’s form was taking shape.

2006

 
 

 

Building work was completed, and the Senedd welcomed its first visitors and held its first debates.


 


 

2001

 

 

A revised design was officially approved in early 2001, and groundwork begins before work on site was halted.

  

2003

 


 


 


 

 

The Taylor Woodrow consortium won the contract to design and build the Senedd, and work on the building’s foundations was started

2005

 

 

The Senedd’s large windows were fitted, and landscaping work continued on the surrounding area. Installation work for the IT and broadcasting equipment began to turn the Senedd into one of the most advanced parliamentary buildings in the world.

Opening the Senedd

 
 

 

The Senedd was officially opened on March 1st, 2006 – St David’s day. Find out more about the day in this section.


 


 

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